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Here we are, finally to opening day and looking forward to a fantastic 2015 season with the Peoria Chiefs…If the weather cooperates. The tarp has gone on and off the field all day and there is a chance of showers throughout the evening.
If we play, we get our first look at RHP Jack Flaherty, drafted by the Cardinals in the first round last June. Flaherty is the 26th 1st rounder out of the regular June draft in Chiefs history. This marks the second year in a row the Chiefs have received a Cardinals first round pick after having Rob Kaminsky last season. When including s the now defunct January draft and June supplemental draft plus the Supplemental First rounders in the current format, the tally is 38. Including the supplemental picks, the Chiefs have had a first rounder in each of the last five seasons and a first round pick from every year dating back to 2006 has come through Peoria.
When he takes the mound tonight, Flaherty will become the fifth youngest Opening Day Starter in Chiefs history. Rick Ankiel beat Kane County on Opening Day 1998 at the age of 18 years, 265 days. Hall of Famer Greg Maddux beat Springfield in 1985 at the age of 18 years, 363 days, with 12 strikeouts over eight shutout innings. Amaury Telemaco was 19 years, 79 days when he lost on Opening Day 1993 and Ryan Acosta was 19 years, 152 days when he took a no-decision in 2008. Flaherty takes the mound tonight at the age of 19 years, 176 days.
Here’s a look at the lineup backing Flaherty tonight with a great graphic by our designer Allison Rhoades
Also here are today’s GameNotes. And as always there are many ways to follow along in-game both via social media and with audio. On twitter we will post in-game updates at @PeoChiefsGame and other fun stuff on our regular @PeoriaChiefs account. Post-game look for video highlights on both of those accounts and they will also post to our YouTube page and website.
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Hope you all had a great day off! Here is the Chiefs lineup and game notes. Photos of the new stadium improvements coming either post game or in the morning. It looks awesome!
Hope everyone had as boring of an off day as I did. Great BlackHawks win! And now back to baseball. Here are Game Notes:
SP McNutt RHP
For info in the Rattlers, Check out Broadcaster Chris Mehring’s always well-done Rattler Radio Blog
Here are game notes for today. April25GameNotes.pdf
Chiefs will start Nick Struck in the 1:00 game and Lefty Jeff Antigua in the night cap. I’m still looking up some stats but yesterday was our 11th rainout at the Quad Cities since the 2003 season began (i.e. my first year). Pretty sure no other stadiums are close.
Also when Wisconsin comes to Peoria this week we get a chance to see a couple of the Brewers best pitching prospects. Jake Odorizzi is their 9th best prospect and a native of Highland, Illinois. The right was drafted in the 1st round supplemental in 2008 (32nd pick) and was given over a million dollars out of high school. He will be the 2nd pitcher of the piggyback on Wednesday. Then on Thursday we will face the Brewers 1st round selection (26nd pick) from last June’s draft, Eric Arnett. Arnett, who pitched at Indiana Univeristy, is Milwaukee’s 4th best prospect (behind two guys with MLB experience Alcides Escobar/Mat Gamel and last year’s Wisconsin 2nd baseman Brett Lawrie who is at AA now).
Wisconsin was already rained out today at home against Beloit so they will have two straight off days before Tuesday’s 6:30 game at O’Brien Field.
Thankfully we are done with the Clinton Super 8 til August. Wireless never ever worked for more than 5 minutes at a time and my microwave never worked either making it rather difficult for popcorn last night or to heat up my lunch today. Whatever. Bus ride to Beloit after the game tonight and I plan on diving into Split Image by Robert B. Parker, one of my favorite authors who unfortunately just passed away in the last few months. This novel isn’t a Spenser book but Jesse Stone who has been played on TV by Tom Selleck when they turn these books into CBS shows.
Anyway, here are today’s Game Notes:April10GameNotes.pdf which also include the Beloit rotation. Three righties from the Snappers after a pair of lefties here in Clinton.
And tonight’s lineup.
1. Lee SS
2. Watkins 2B
3. Cerda 3B
4. Jones DH
5. Rosa C
6. Bour 1B
7. Rohan LF
8. Ramirez RF
9. Valdez CF
With a righty on the mound Valdez will bat lefty giving the Chiefs 7 left-handed bats tonight. Chiefs face RH Tyler Blandford a 5th round pick out of Oklahoma State last June who is making his professional debut. Pregame show at 6:15. Listen Live! Thanks.